What to do with Adobe Reader?

  • Keep it

    Votes: 6 18.8%
  • Get rid of it

    Votes: 26 81.3%

  • Total voters
    32
Joined
May 11, 2013
Messages
1,638
Operating System
Windows 7
Antivirus
Norton
#22
This is new one to me... thanks @BoraMurdar
While true to some degree what @BoraMurdar said, i seen PDF's within a company network that where locked in such way that they only could be opened by AR and more specific a AR client installed on a client PC connected to that network.
Move the pdf to a computer with AR that is NOT connected to that network and the pdf cannot be opened.
 
H

hjlbx

Guest
#23
@Nico@FMA does point out important consideration for commercial use; many times AR is specified in contract documents or agreements, but how many typical home users have that restriction imposed upon them ?

I've had loads of fun trying to use AR in IE Enhanced Protected Mode - so much so that I don't bother with either one anymore.

I have experience with official documents - with Professional Engineer's stamps, contracts, other legal documents - and every time AR was specified.

Plus, you had to agree to an external audit of IT systems.
 
Joined
May 11, 2013
Messages
1,638
Operating System
Windows 7
Antivirus
Norton
#24
@Nico@FMA does point out important consideration for commercial use; many times AR is specified in contract documents or agreements, but how many typical home users have that restriction imposed upon them ?

I've had loads of fun trying to use AR in IE Enhanced Protected Mode - so much so that I don't bother with either one anymore.
Agreed the odds that a home user gets restricted like that is virtually nill.
but industry wise i have yet to come across a foxit or sumatra pdf client being used for company internal pdf files.
 

BoraMurdar

Super Moderator
MalwareTips Team
Verified
Joined
Aug 30, 2012
Messages
6,068
Operating System
Windows 10
Antivirus
Emsisoft
#27
While true to some degree what @BoraMurdar said, i seen PDF's within a company network that where locked in such way that they only could be opened by AR and more specific a AR client installed on a client PC connected to that network.
Move the pdf to a computer with AR that is NOT connected to that network and the pdf cannot be opened.
Yeah, but I think this is another story, because one is securing PDFs from everyone without a digital signature and another unauthorized access for viewing a PDF, managed by an administrator. I have seen it in hospital laboratory when admins restricts opening a PDF from non-Adobe programs, security wise. Which is more a security hole than a security layer, knowing how much exploits Adobe products brings
 
Joined
May 11, 2013
Messages
1,638
Operating System
Windows 7
Antivirus
Norton
#28
Yeah, but I think this is another story, because one is securing PDFs from everyone without a digital signature and another unauthorized access for viewing a PDF, managed by an administrator. I have seen it in hospital laboratory when admins restricts opening a PDF from non-Adobe programs, security wise. Which is more a security hole than a security layer, knowing how much exploits Adobe products brings
Yes agreed buddy.
 

uninfected1

Level 10
Verified
Joined
Jan 28, 2016
Messages
465
Operating System
Windows 7
Antivirus
Kaspersky
#30
I use Chrome's built in PDF viewer.
Like you I just use Chrome and although I appreciate it may not be sufficient for some people it's fine for me.

Ditched Adobe Reader a long time ago and have never found any need to return to it.
 
Likes: kev216

jamescv7

Level 61
Verified
Joined
Mar 15, 2011
Messages
12,603
Operating System
Windows 10
Antivirus
Windows Defender
#33
Adobe Reader is already not needed because of:
  • Highly targeted program until now for vulnerabilities.
  • Huge File size
Foxit Reader and few other alternatives can satisfy immediately because of reliability.
 

spaceoctopus

Level 14
Verified
Joined
Jul 13, 2014
Messages
655
Operating System
Windows 10
Antivirus
Malwarebytes
#34
You can remove it. Heavy and always want to update for some reasons or another. Use Foxit :)